Allysson McDonald

Experiencing Grace in the New Year

December’s worship theme at Mission Peak is Grace. On the last day we will explore the InterPlay idea of grace, which is similar to ease. I don’t know about you, but I could use more ease in my life! Come hang out with us, figure out how to let go of some of the stress of 2017 (hang loose), and ways to help you hang in there through the coming year. We’ll use a combination of ritual, meditation, conversation, and some easy movement to help us relax, connect, and discover what will bring more grace and help us ease into the New Year. Music by Jay Steele.

Forward Together – The Third Reconstruction and A Reason to Hope

Last year the UUA named Rev. Barber’s book The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of the New Justice Movement as our 2016-17 Common Read. This week’s sermon will give you an overview of the themes of the book and argue that it is even more relevant post-election than it was before. Among other things, Barber can help us understand why we are where we are today and how we can find hope. How do we fit into the long view of history? Find out how we move forward together.

One Song

Our annual Love Hero service

Moving Forward

Good riddance to 2016! Many of us experienced loss and frustration both on a personal level and on the larger stage. What can we do to help us move on? During this service we’ll have opportunities to let go of what we don’t need, honor our losses, count our blessings, and build hope for 2017. We may commit to resistance but we also need resilience. We will look to nature for inspiration. Join us January 1 to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the New Year in with hope in our hearts.